Quinn Ojinnaka

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Quinn Ojinnaka
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Quinn Ojinnaka (center) with Jason Snelling and Ovie Mughelli.
No. --     Free agent
Offensive tackle / Gaurd
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-04-23) April 23, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Seabrook, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Debuted in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2012
Games played 61
Games started 20
Stats at NFL.com

Quinn Ojinnaka (born April 23, 1984) is an American football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent. He is also a professional wrestler signed to Ring of Honor under the ring name, Moose. He played college football at Syracuse and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Ojinnaka has also been a member of the New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Ojinnaka attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he earned All-Prince George County offensive lineman honors as a senior, when his team had an 11-0 season that included the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.

College career[edit]

Ojinnaka attended Syracuse University, where he played in 44 games with 23 starts in four years.

In 2005, Ojinnaka started all 12 games as a junior. He was part of an offensive line that blocked for the first Syracuse duo to each run for 800 yards (Damien Rhodes and Walter Reyes (such as notability arising from their college football days, ref http://www.enter-sports.com/reyes/html/walter_reyes.html) since 1979. The team allowed only 19 sacks, the second-fewest in the Big East Conference. In 2006, Ojinnaka played in the 2006 Las Vegas All-American Classic for the East squad after starting all 11 games as a senior.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Ojinnaka was selected in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. As a rookie in 2006, he played in 11 games. He saw playing time on special teams in Weeks 1–4 and 8–13. He played on the offensive line for the first time in his professional career when he replaced Wayne Gandy who had been injured against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2007, Ojinnaka played in 11 games, and had seven starts at left tackle. His first career NFL start at left tackle was against the San Francisco 49ers. He played in eight games in 2008, all as a reserve. In 2009, Ojinnaka played in nine games, and started the final five games at right guard in place of an injured Harvey Dahl.

On May 29, 2009, Ojinnaka was arrested for simple battery at his home in Suwanee, Georgia after he fought with his wife and spat at her during an argument over a female friend of his on the social networking website Facebook, according to a police report. Ojinnaka told to the police his wife tried to stab him with a pen, and she said he threw her on some stairs before tossing her out of the house, the police report said.[1] He was later suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2010 regular season.[2]

New England Patriots[edit]

On August 23, 2010, Ojinnaka was traded to the New England Patriots for a seventh round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. After serving his one-game suspension in Week 1, Ojinnaka was inactive for the team's next two games. He was released on September 30, 2010. The Patriots re-signed Ojinnaka on October 7, 2010. In total, he was active for eight games in 2010, all as a reserve.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Ojinnaka signed with the St. Louis Rams on August 6, 2011. He was released on September 3.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts signed Ojinnaka on October 5, 2011.

Second stint with Rams[edit]

Ojinnaka signed with the St. Louis Rams on March 22, 2012. He was waived on September 2, 2012.[3]

He was re-signed on September 12, 2012 when Scott Wells injured his foot and Robert Turner moved from left guard to center.

He was released again on October 22, 2012. [4]

Pro wrestling career[edit]

Ojinnaka started pro wrestling training in 2012 under Mr. Hughes at WWA4 in 2012 and has been attending WWE training camps.[5] On February 22, 2014, Ojinnaka made his debut for Dragon Gate USA, working alongside The Bravado Brothers in a bodyguard role.[5] After Ojinnaka appeared at Ring of Honor's Best in the World 2014 event on June 22, 2014, the promotion announced two days later that it had signed him to a contract.[6] Ojinnaka then adopted the ring name "Moose" and formed a partnership with R.D. Evans and Veda Scott.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morris, Mike and Kent A. Miles (2009-05-29). "Falcons’ Ojinnaka arrested over Facebook fracas". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  2. ^ "OL suspended over fracas with wife". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Jim (2012-09-01). "Rams claim 2; Hoomanawanui, Ojinnaka cut". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Jim (2012-10-22). "Updated: Rams cut Ojinnaka, sign ex-Bear Williams". St. Louis Post Dispatch. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  5. ^ a b Gee Schoon Tong, Chris (2014-02-23). "Radican's results - 2/22 DGUSA "Revolt!" in New York: Gargano defends DGUSA Title, Fox defends Evolve Title, former NFL player introduced, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  6. ^ Caldwell, James (2014-06-24). "ROH news: Ring of Honor officially signs former NFL star". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  7. ^ Gee Schoon Tong, Chris (2014-08-09). "ROH TV tapings 8-9 Philadelphia". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 

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